In a recent interview, Mostafa Rajabi Mashhadi, deputy director of the Electricity Generation, Transmission and Distribution Company, said that Iran is among the six largest countries in the field of digital currency extraction, while most of this extraction is done using unauthorized electricity.
According to digital currency and to Quoted Mostafa Rajabi Mashhadi said about the amount in a conversation at 18:30:
Iran is one of the top six countries in the world that extracts cryptocurrencies, which, unfortunately, are mostly mined illegally.
The price of electricity subsidies has provided the necessary attractiveness for profiteering and exploitation of some people and has given them huge profits.
The deputy director of the electricity generation, transmission and distribution company continued:
At present, our power plants generate 52,000 to 53,000 megawatts of electricity, which is more than we consume.
Rajabi Mashhadi, stating that our colleagues are trying all the time to supply electricity to the country, noted:
Were it not for the unauthorized cryptocurrency centers, the blackouts that occurred sporadically during these periods would certainly have been reduced and may not have occurred.
Announcing that 56 currency cryptocurrency centers are licensed in the country, he said:
These centers have been deactivated due to the increase in heat in the summer, and we will supply them with electricity soon as the supply conditions stabilize.
The deputy director of electricity generation, transmission and distribution company added:
So far, 5,000 unauthorized cryptocurrency centers have been discovered with a power consumption of 606 MW.
Rajabi Mashhadi estimated the electricity consumption of unauthorized cryptography centers in the country at more than 2,000 MW and said:
The three provinces of South Khorasan, Razavi and North Khorasan consume 3,700 to 800 MW of electricity, of which 2,000 MW is equivalent to 60% of the consumption of these three vast provinces, which occupy one-fifth to one-sixth of Iran’s geography.
The deputy director of the electricity generation, transmission and distribution company stated:
Although we had severe restrictions on the power generation of hydropower plants this year, more than 80 percent of blackouts would not have taken place if unauthorized cryptocurrencies had not been activated.
Alireza Hadi, Director General of Investment and Projects of the Ministry of Industry, Mines and Trade, also said in a video connection with this program about how to obtain a license to operate cryptocurrency centers:
Anyone can get a license to generate a currency code through the Optimizer system.
Anyone who intends to operate can obtain a license, and this ease of licensing is done to help reduce the number of unauthorized currency extraction centers.
The director general of investment and projects of the Ministry of Industry, Mines and Trade announced the capacity of the country’s power generation power plants to be about 60,000 MW and said:
Despite the fact that I do not accept the figure of two thousand megawatts of electricity consumed by the unauthorized centers of currency extraction, but if this figure is correct, it consumes less than 3% of the country’s electricity.
The amount of electricity consumption of licensed currency code generation centers in the country is 400 MW, which are inactive until the end of September.
Reza Ghorbani, a member of the board of directors of the Subsidized Trade Union Organization, was one of the other guests of this program, who stated about the mechanism of dealing with unauthorized centers of currency exchange:
We have treated the industry in such a way that this opportunity has become a threat due to the lack of electricity.